My favorite season is upon us and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with pumpkin…and chocolate of course! If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be breakfast (hands down). My favorite thing about getting into bed each night is knowing that I’m going to wake up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee and breakfast.
Like the rest of you 9-to-5ers I don’t always have a chance to enjoy a solid breakfast before rushing out the door, which is why I love make ahead meals like this one. It’s even better when the yummy quick treat is healthy and pairs nicely with my morning brew.
These pumpkin bread bites started out as a cookie recipe but the texture is a lot more bread-like than anything. They are very low in sugar and packed with fiber that will keep you satisfied all morning.
- ½ C oat bran
- ½ C whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ C pumpkin puree
- ¼ C brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 1 C dark chocolate chunks
- 1 tsp stevia powder
- ½ tsp pumpkin spice
- Preheat the oven to 375 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the oat bran, flour, baking soda, salt, stevia, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, add the chocolate chunks, and stir with a big spoon until just combined.
- Using a large ice cream scooper or large spoon, place mounds of the "bread batter" on the parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, pour yourself a mug of coffee, and enjoy!